This WHO EURO review of the implementation Uzbekistan’s health system reforms assesses the implementation of system changes and provides recommendations for future reform development.
Uzbekistan has started a process of health system reform that includes fundamental changes in service delivery and health financing arrangements, as well as digitalization of the health care sector. The reform was initiated in 2018 by the adoption of high-level legislation, which was put into practice in 2021 by initiation of a pilot project in the Syrdarya Oblast. The Government intention is to expand the new system to other regions and eventually implement planned reforms throughout the country. This review assesses the implementation of system changes and provides recommendations for future reform development. The report is organized around three key topics: transformation of primary health care provision, implementation of health financing reforms and development of the e-health system.